Project Description


Isabella Hardisty was a daughter of a fur trader & a Metis woman. Born in 1861 at Fort Resolution on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake, she would go on to be a major force in the cultural life of Calgary and Alberta.As wife of Senator James Lougheed, knighted for his service during WWI, she became Lady Lougheed and the north star by which early Calgarians navigated.
Socially active, she was involved with the local and national Council of Women and many other community-building organizations, hosted visiting dignitaries and royalty.